Kansas Housing and the state’s Office of Rural Prosperity announced the results of the state’s first comprehensive statewide housing needs assessment undertaken in nearly 30 years. The report’s release marks the culmination of a year-long project to evaluate current housing needs and growth opportunities, including goals to guide future housing development efforts. The study revealed several key goals to address future housing needs: 

  • Prioritize middle-income housing; 
  • Diversify housing stock; 
  • Extend housing security; 
  • Reinvest in older housing stock, including vacant units; 
  • Address the building trades labor shortage; and 
  • Extend existing human capital resources.